Keep BBQs off Winter Hill, say firefighters

Preston-based firefighters have issued an urgent warning after hearing that some people have been taking disposable BBQs to blaze site Winter Hill.
There are concerns that any activities involving a naked flame could set off another blaze in the grass which has become tinder try in the recent hot weather.
The moorland blaze, which started as two separate fires which then combined around three weeks ago, took a huge effort to bring under control, involving forces from across the North West.
In shocking scenes rarely seen in the UK, the flames and thick plumes of smoke were visible for... read more

 
19 July 2018 in Regional North West , Views: 60
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